Monday 01 Sep 2014

Free Nutrition Supplement

Nurses are fundamental in providing nutritional support and information to patients.

Nursing staff are in the front line when it comes to identifying and addressing the nutritional needs of patients. It is the nurse's responsibility to ensure that patients in hospital are adequately fed and provided the correct diet for their condition and to aid optimum recovery. Nurses identifying a patient who is malnourished, or at risk of malnutrition, can initiate an early referral to a dietitian, and can reduce morbidity rates. It is vital that nurses keep up to date with evidence-based research and studies to ensure that they provide the relevant care to patients

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These are just a few of the issues addressed in this supplement published by BJN:

  • How can the nutritional intake of head and neck cancer patients with dysphagia be maintained?
  • How can the speech and language therapist assist with this? How can texture modification help?
  • How can the nutrition of pregnant teenagers be improved?
  • How can specific nutrient requirements be met?
  • How can blood glucose be controlled in intensive care patients suffering from stress hyperglycaemia?
  • Does enteral feeding help control blood glucose levels?
  • How can nurses ensure that a nasogastric tube is in the right position?
  • How can capnography or capnometry be used?

Don't miss out on this exclusive Nutrition Supplement brought to you by British Journal of Nursing.